The G50 is a 1U rackmount guitar-to-MIDI converter with no sound generation capabilities of its own. It is mean to be a controller for external MIDI equipment and Yamaha recommended using it with the MU50 or MU80 tone generator, or with the VL-1 or VL-70m virtual acoustic synthesizers.
It has a 13-pin guitar input and is meant to be used with a guitar equipped with a Yamaha G1D or Roland GK-2A adapter, or with a 13-pin-enabled guitar such as the Godin LGX-SA or Brian Moore i8.13.
Year Released: 1996
User Patches: 128
Screen: 3-digit 7-segment LED
Weight: 2.2 kg
Dimensions: 482.6 mm x 201.8 mm x 44.0 mm
Yamaha G50 112 Black ($150)
Yamaha G-50 1960s Natural ($250)